This book provides students and scholars with a fail-safe guide to the key concepts in the field of Sport & Exercise Science. Intelligently cross-referenced entries provide a sound map of the multi-disciplinary demands of sport related courses including physical and biological sciences, social science and education. The entries use clear definitions, examples, and suggestions for further reading to explore each discipline.
Part IV: Psychology
Sport and exercise psychology applies across the lifecycle and explores the psychological responses to the experience of sport or exercise. It is a core discipline for all who study in these domains. Further, it is fundamental to anyone interested in understanding behaviour and perhaps intervening to effect behaviour change, whether applied to high-level sport or to regular involvement in an active lifestyle. The area also addresses elements that make sport or exercise opportunities, and/or the consequences of involvement, seem positive or negative and that lead to (disengagement.
In many senses psychology is a fundamental science, having a reach into the other areas within this book, including Pedagogy. Without wishing to claim primacy for one area over another, we suggest that psychological issues represent one of ...